How to Handle Bad Line Calls in Tennis

bad line calls in tennisAs you have probably noticed by now, all the articles that I have sent your way are based on personal tennis experience…
Today, again, I come with some pieces of advice that you can take with you on the court, especially knowing that Saturday morning is match time for most of you! 🙂
(Mental Tennis Tips)

One of the things that I “brag” to my students is that I have never argued with any of my opponents, in my entire tennis life! And here is why:

– Arguing creates negative energy that affects your game in a negative way (there are very few exceptions when arguing actually helps someone’s game).

– There is a chance that you actually did not see the ball well – you “could” be wrong.

– If you do think that your opponent was unfair with the call, disagree with her/him in a polite manner. You will let her/him know, in this way, that you are actually watching them and you too keep a good eye on what is happening on the court.

– Do not get angry. Stay positive! This is my best advice because I am a firm believer in the fact that if you stay on the positive side, good things will come (or turn) your way.

– And lastly – regardless of the match outcome you DO want to be able to look into your opponent’s eyes and feel good about yourself at the end of the match. Don’t let the bad calls ruin a potential friendship with your opponent even though she/he might not be perfect in calling the shots correctly all the time!


Cosmin Miholca

The 10 Commandments For Tennis Coaches

tennis coach1. You shall not wear sunglasses when talking with your students, nor when greeting anyone.
2. You shall always have a positive attitude.
3. You shall always remember your students’ name and greet them as soon as they enter your tennis court.
4. You shall never pick-up or talk or text on your cell phone during your tennis lessons.
5. You shall never be late for your tennis lesson otherwise it is free for your client.
6. You shall not speak poorly of your fellow tennis coaches regardless of their teaching methods or any club or tennis organisation affiliations.
7. You shall show respect to your clients and make them feel welcome even after they have stopped coming to you for lessons.
8. Once in awhile you shall give free lessons to those who cannot afford them, and spend extra time with your clients who need more help.
9. You shall always look clean and smell nice.
10. You shall always look for ways to improve your tennis knowledge and share it with not only your students but younger fellow coaches who seek guidance also.
(Tennis Drills and Lesson Plans – for tennis coaches)


Cosmin Miholca

As a tennis coach you would enjoy the drills and tips from the Coaching section at WebTennis24.